Benefits of Heart Rate Training

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Ever wondered why people exercise with heart rate …and what exactly a heart rate monitor IS? This video answers those questions, showing how training with heart rate provides motivation to workout smarter, track your progress, get feedback and reach your personal fitness goals. Plus, we demonstrate what exactly a Polar training computer is and how it works. In this first half, were speaking with a busy mom – a mother of three with a full-time job – who’s trying to get back into shape and needs some motivation.


HealthStyles Exercise Equipment carries a variety of heart rate monitors. Stop by your local HealthStyles Showroom and talk to one of our fitness consultants to find out what Polar Heart Rate Monitor matches your fitness level and goals.

Give the Gift of Fitness!

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Are you looking for ideas for unique Christmas gifts?

HealthStyles Exercise Equipment has some great gifts for fitness enthusiasts in all price ranges!

Whether your gift is for an avid runner, a Cross-Fit or P90X junkie, or a friend or loved on who is trying to firm up or lose weight, here are just a few of the many possible gifts you can put under the tree for those important people in your life.

Why Use a Polar Heart Rate Monitor?

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Whether you’re taking a class with a friend, going on a weekend bike ride or running on your treadmill at home, with a heart rate watch, you can see exactly how much you’re doing and, even better, track your progress. Heart rate monitors keep you motivated and show you how well you’re doing, leaving you to focus on having fun!

Getting the most out of your training doesn’t always mean working faster or harder. The best way to improving and seeing results is to train at the right intensity. With a heart rate monitor, you can make sure you’re not over or under training, and make each session count. Use a heart rate watch as your wrist-based personal trainer, motivating you each and every time you train.

As the inventors of the first heart rate monitor for training over 30 years ago, Polar is truly the specialist in this field. Since then they have been leading this category, and the world’s top specialists have been working on the most accurate and intelligent training computers and heart rate based features.

What makes Polar truly unique is that their features give guidance based on your personal information, and individual heart rate and its variation. The state-of-the-art intelligence of Polar products can tell you how much, how often and how hard to train. This is why so many top athletes use Polar training computers. But you don’t have to be a professional athlete to benefit from heart rate monitoring. Exercisers at all fitness levels can benefit from the motivational aspects of knowing how hard you are working based on your maximum heart rate, and seeing how your fitness level improves over time.

Watch this video for more information on the value of using a heart rate watch when you work out.

HealthStyles Exercise Equipment carries a variety of heart rate monitors. Stop by your local HealthStyles Showroom and talk to one of our fitness consultants to find out what Polar Heart Rate Monitor matches your fitness level and goals.

The Benefits of Heart Rate Training

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We get so many questions from people that say they work out regularly and don’t see the results they want. What are they doing wrong? What they are doing is exercising without being aware of their heart rate training zones. Heart rate training is so important in determining the intensity level needed to produce maximum results, whether you are trying to lose weight, improve your conditioning, rehabilitate from an injury or heart attack, or train for an athletic event. How do I make it work for me? The first step is to determine your maximum heart rate. There is a mathematical formula that allows you to predict your Max HR with some accuracy. It is called the “age-adjusted formula”. The age-adjusted Max HR formula can come in very handy when you’re not prepared to pay for the physician-supervised stress test. Continue reading

Benefits of Heart Rate Training Video – Part 2

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Ever wonder why people exercise with heart rate? This video shows how training with heart rate provides guidance to train at the right level and get the best workout for your body – and your goals. We also show how a Polar training computer makes exercise more fun, helping you to see that any sport or active pursuit can be your workout. In this second half, we’re speaking with a former college athlete turned busy lawyer and family man who’s looking for training guidance as he gears up for his first triathlon and gets back into shape.

Benefits of Heart Rate Training Video – Part 1

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Ever wondered why people exercise with heart rate …and what exactly a Heart rate monitors IS? This video answers those questions, showing how training with heart rate provides motivation to workout smarter, track your progress, get feedback and reach your personal fitness goals. Plus, we demonstrate what exactly a Polar training computer is and how it works. In this first half, were speaking with a busy mom – a mother of three with a full-time job – who’s trying to get back into shape and needs some motivation.